City to offer second Small Business Relief Funds Webinar


The City of Highland will be hosting a follow-up virtual meeting to discuss Federal and State of Illinois COVID-19 small business relief funds. We will address newly announced programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program (link below). We apologize to anyone unable to participate in the initial meeting due to capacity, we have addressed those technical difficulties. The meeting will be Friday, April 3rd at 10:00am. To join the meeting, please use the below phone credentials. The below link will allow you to view the presentation. In the meantime, for updates please visit  

Reminder: The deadline for the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program is Wednesday, April 1st at 5pm.

Phone Number: 618-882-4358

Conference ID: 267091

Meeting Link:

Below are the grants we will be discussing:

 Paycheck Protection Program – U.S. Small Business Administration

Hospitality Emergency Grant Program – Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund - DCEO and the Illinois Department of Financial besides Professional Regulation (IDFPR) 

Application will be posted here sometime on March 27th:

Economic Injury Disaster Loan program – U.S. Small Business Administration

For any questions prior to the meeting, please contact Mallord Hubbard, Economic & Business Recruitment Coordinator at or 618-654-9891. You may also contact Breann Speraneo, Director of Community Development, at or 618-654-7115.